17-B-19 Penalties – Delinquent Response

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article VI, Section C, Items 2-3 as follows:

The NAIA National Eligibility Committee and/or National Conduct and Ethics Committee, after reviewing the violation(s), shall apply one or more of the following courses of action.

  1. Place any or all of the institution’s athletics program on official warning for a specified time. A warning is an institutional notification that a violation has occurred and notification that future violations will lead to stronger penalties.
  1. Place any or all of the institution’s athletics program on official reprimand for a specified time. A reprimand is an institutional notification that a violation has occurred which requires a written response of corrective measures to be taken by the institution.

After ten days has expired without a proper written response, a reminder shall be sent from the national office. This reminder shall constitute notice to the institution that if a second 10-day period expires without a response, the school shall be suspended from postseason until it is filed. Continued failure to file or repeated failure to respond on time may result in additional penalties.

  1. Place any or all of the institution’s athletics program or staff on probation for a specified time. Probation is an institutional notification that a violation has occurred which requires a written response of corrective measures to be taken by the institution. Any future violation while on probation is likely to lead to suspension of any or all athletics programs. Probation shall be listed on the NAIA website.

After ten days has expired without a proper written response, a reminder shall be sent from the national office. This reminder shall constitute notice to the institution that if a second 10-day period expires without a response, the school shall be suspended from postseason until it is filed. Continued failure to file or repeated failure to respond on time may result in additional penalties.

Intent: To provide specific expectations and a timeline for automatic penalties when an institution is delinquent in submitting its required response of corrective measures following a violation.

Effective date: August 1, 2017

Submitted by: National Eligibility Committee

 

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